Computershare's IML Grows with Acquisition of Machine Dreams Inc.'s Business

IML Enhances Audience Response System Offering and Technology in the US

CANTON, Mass., March 3 -- Computershare Ltd. announced today its continued international expansion of IML, a Computershare company, with the acquisition of Machine Dreams Inc.'s business. Under terms of the deal, Computershare will acquire the majority of the assets of Machine Dreams, an audience response specialist and IML distributor. IML is a leading supplier of audience response systems, which bring sophisticated interactive communications and data capture to events and meetings.

Machine Dreams -- based in Minneapolis and New York -- specializes in cutting-edge audio-visual and event-related multimedia technology. The Machine Dreams business is the most recent expansion for IML, following the acquisitions over the last three months of two other leading providers of audience response services -- Ezicomms in Australia and Four Points in Belgium.

"In addition to its team of product experts on the ground in the US, Machine Dreams has impressive R&D resources that will enhance the solutions offering for IML's clients worldwide," said Richard Taylor, CEO, IML. "This acquisition expands IML's client base and the market opportunity for our award-winning Communicator keypad."

IML's Communicator keypad is an easy to use, wireless keypad system that ensures audiences remain involved and actively participate throughout conferences and events. Proven secure, accurate and reliable, the Communicator system instantly polls audience responses, delivering rapid results that can be displayed live to an audience immediately. Additionally, the Communicator enables an audience to send text messages and vote during interactive PowerPoint® presentations. The keypads even include a built-in microphone for more convenient Q&A sessions.

About IML

IML is the UK's leading supplier of audience response systems. Their award-winning, interactive keypads and software are recognised globally as the most advanced and sophisticated audience participation and voting technology available. IML's services are used worldwide by big name clients who rely on their systems to gather accurate and invaluable feedback data in seconds. IML has delivered more than 10,000 successful interactive events globally since being launched in 1991. For more information about IML, visit

About Computershare

Computershare is a global leader in transfer agency, employee equity plans, proxy solicitation and other specialized financial and communication services. Many of the world's largest companies employ our innovative solutions to maximize the value of their relationships with investors, employees, customers and members. Computershare has approximately 10,000 employees across the world and serves 14,000 corporations and 100 million shareholders and employee accounts in 17 countries across five continents. For more information about Computershare, visit

Source: Computershare Ltd.

Juli Bark,
EVP, Marketing,
Jeff Stein,
Media Relations,
both of Computershare +Ltd.
Simon Bryan,
Operations Manager of IML North America,

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